21 February 2018
21 January 2019
11 October 2019
The United States Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has expanded sanctions against Iran and issued an advisory to the shipping community.
28 October 2009
An ”L-shaped” market in the making? Demand: The overall sluggish demand picture has resulted in slow steaming and idle capacity equal to 550 vessels comprising 10% of current trading fleet or 1.3 million TEU.
07 November 2017
For the demand side to reap the full benefits of this possible global upturn, globalisation must be embraced and the gains from open trade must be a key focus of the policymaker's agenda, replacing any inward-looking policies
14 October 2014
After lower than expected growth in the first half of 2014, the IMF has once more lowered its GDP growth forecast for 2014 and 2015.
21 October 2014
The economic news from China this morning was somewhat comforting, but highlights the fact that economic activity in the world’s largest economy is certainly slowing down.
14 August 2014
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has downgraded its global growth projection from 3.7% in April to 3.4% in July. The adjustment is primarily due to the large negative result in the US in the first quarter of the year. The IMF stressed that this is now behind us – and it therefore sticks to its 2015 projection with an unchanged growth level of 4.0%.
08 October 2015
All eyes are on China in recent months as most other non-Chinese economic indicators have been dwarfed by the government’s actions and markets’ reactions. It is all of the things that we don’t know about the Chinese economy that is worrying, not the fact that the economy is in a transition phase which inevitably will drive down GDP growth and change import and export patterns.
24 March 2015
Data released today on the condition of the Chinese manufacturing sector points towards weaker business conditions. HSBC/Markit China Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) is coming down from a seven-months high in February ...